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musician

William Grant Egbert, musician. Mason.

Background

Egbert, William Grant was born on December 28, 1869 in Danby, New York, United States. Son of William Lewis and Esther Roper (Grant) Egbert.

Education

Educational public schools, Syracuse University and under private tutors. Student Joachin Royal Hochschule für Musik, Berlin. 1890-1892; studied with Professor O. Sevcik, Prague, 1903-1906. and other European masters.

Honorary Master of Arts in Music, Syracuse University, 1904.

Career

Debut at 8 as violinist. Toured United States, and played in the capitals of Europe. Concertmeister and assistant conductor Sevcik Orchestra, Prague, 3 years.

Founder, 1892, and musical director Ithaca Conservatory of Music and affiliated schools, 18 years, resigned. Brought Cèsar Thomson and Sevcik to the United States as teachers. Diamond medal (Anglo-American), Prague, for distinguished services, 1906.

Religion

God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

Politics

The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

Views

All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Mabelle Chamberlaine Greene, June 27, 1914 (died 1918). Children: Gladys Adelle, William Grant.

father:
William Lewis Egbert

mother:
Esther Roper (Grant) Egbert

spouse:
Mabelle Chamberlaine Greene

children:
Gladys Adelle Egbert

William Grant Egbert